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Pointy Breasts and Puffy Nipples: Do You Have Tubular Breasts?

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Page Updated on May 31, 2022 by Dr. Norman Rowe (Plastic Surgeon) of Rowe Plastic Surgery

What Are Tubular Breasts?

Tubular breasts are sharp-pointed, rather than rounded or teardrop-shaped. They often feature puffy nipples. While every woman has a unique breast shape, tubular breasts are easily distinguishable because of their small pointy appearance, which may be described as cone-shaped.

If you’re self-conscious about your small pointed breasts, talk to the board certified breast surgeons at Rowe Plastic Surgery in New Jersey, Manhattan, Long Island and the Hamptons. This top-ranking team carry out multiple breast enhancement and corrective procedures every year, including:

How Do Tubular Breasts Develop?

For most women, tubular breasts develop during puberty. In normal growth, small breasts grow fuller and gain a rounded shape during this period. But tubular breast syndrome stops breast development. While this condition starts at puberty, it becomes more pronounced:

  • During pregnancy
  • When breastfeeding
  • If you undergo extreme weight changes

Small, pointy breasts may make you feel like you’re not attractive or self-conscious during intimacy. All your efforts to look your best, from finding the best clothing to losing weight, may not have an impact if you aren’t comfortable with your tubular breasts. The solution lies with your plastic surgeon in New Jersey and New York City, who offers a lasting change through breast augmentation.

Are Pointy Breasts and Puffy Nipples Bad?

Pointy breasts aren’t a medical condition because they pose no danger to your health, but they can and often do affect your quality of life due to:

  • Poor self-image. Most women desire perfectly rounded breasts which define their bust.
  • Intimacy problems. With tubular breasts, you may find it awkward to become intimate.
  • Difficulties in relationships. Women who are self-conscious about their bodies may have a difficult time building relationships.
  • Emotional issues. Poor self-image, relationship issues and other problems associated with pointy breasts can cause mental anguish.
  • Dressing limitations. Some of the clothing you want to wear work best for women with rounder breasts. Revealing clothing, including swimwear, may cause embarrassment.

Pointy breasts and puffy nipples are a cosmetic concern for both men and women. Pointed breasts can cause body image issues and low self-esteem. But a board certified plastic surgeon can correct your pointy breasts through advanced breast enhancement procedures.

Do I Have Pointy Breasts?

Many women have concerns about their breasts, but never end up seeking treatment. For pointy breasts or puffy nipples, ignoring the problem can alter your life in subtle ways, so talk to a plastic surgeon regarding possible solutions. Some ways to identify pointy breasts include:

  • Your breast mounds seem underdeveloped.
  • You have out-of-balance nipples.
  • You have puffy, droopy or small breasts with no cleavage.
  • You have cone-shaped breasts.
  • Your breasts are constricted at the base.
  • You have narrow-shaped or tapered breasts.
  • Your breasts sag downward instead of facing forward.
  • Your breasts are sharp and pointed.

If you have any of these symptoms, you may have a case of tubular breasts. An experienced plastic surgeon can help. The surgical team at the NY and NJ practice of Rowe Plastic Surgery has the latest surgical equipment to perform a broad range of breast enhancement procedures, from breast augmentation to breast reduction.

Who’s a Good Candidate for Tubular Breast Correction?

Tubular breast correction can help you if:

  • You have long, narrow, tubular-looking breasts.
  • The pointy shape of your breasts embarrasses you.
  • You have small asymmetrical breasts.
  • Your nipples and areola don’t look similar from one breast to the other.
  • Your breast shape creates intimacy issues.
  • You can’t enjoy some clothing due to the way they fit.
  • You have puffy nipples and areolas that point downward.
  • Your breasts never filled out after puberty.

In all these cases, your breasts and nipples can have a negative overall impact on your body’s appearance and your self-esteem. The doctors at Rowe Plastic Surgery understand your frustration. After an extensive examination, they can tell you if you’re a good candidate for tubular breast correction.

What Are the Benefits of Tubular Breast Correction?

If you’re wondering whether tubular breast surgery is right for you, consider its benefits, including:

  • Improved volume and contour of your breasts
  • A flatter nipple and areolar shape
  • Nipple repositioning
  • Correction of asymmetry problems
  • Fitting into any clothing, including bras and swimsuits
  • Confidence during intimacy
  • Improved self-esteem

After corrective surgery for tubular breasts, you develop a more positive outlook on life. You can confidently go out on the town in your favorite clothing. More importantly, you get a boost in self-esteem and feel better in your own skin.

What’s Involved with Tubular Breast Correction?

Tubular breast correction surgery involves several procedures to correct the size and shape of your small pointy breasts. After the procedure, you have fuller breasts, enhancing your body’s appearance. If your small pointy breasts affect your self-image, it’s time to consult a plastic surgeon about corrective surgery, which follows a series of steps, including:

  1. Your plastic surgeon listens to your concerns and your goals. You can ask questions about the cosmetic surgery, the risks and the recovery process. The doctor explains the procedure at length and instills realistic expectations.
  2. Breast evaluation. Your NYC or NJ doctor gives you a thorough breast examination to confirm that you have tubular breasts and determine that you’re a good candidate for tubular breast correction surgery. The cosmetic surgeon evaluates your nipples and areolar position, crease position, breast volume, breast symmetry, breast skin volume and chest wall symmetry.
  3. Individualized treatment plan. After the examination and a review of your medical history, your doctor develops an individualized treatment plan for you, which may involve tubular breast correction surgery and other procedures.
  4. Corrective surgery. Depending on the procedures you and your surgeon have agreed upon, the team at Rowe Plastic Surgery performs your tubular breast surgery. Breast augmentation may be sufficient to correct your breast shape and size, or you may need a breast lift technique as well. Surgery takes up to two and a half hours, depending on the extent of correction required.

Unlike an ordinary breast augmentation procedure, tubular breast correction is more complex. Most doctors opt for multiple procedures to get the desired breast size and shape. Recovery may take as long as eight weeks, but you can usually return to work after one week.

To get started on the path to fuller, shapelier breasts, contact the breast surgery team at Rowe Plastic Surgery on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, in Plainview and Water Mill, NY, as well as in Montclair and Red Bank, NJ. You can trust the compassionate doctors at this practice, as they have experience in many different breast procedures. Enjoy this life-changing corrective surgery.


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